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Additional Government Measures Concerning New Foreign Workers 2019

On June 10th the government held a meeting with relevant ministries and agencies on the issue of accepting new foreign workers and indicated additional measures for improving the working environment. The main concern is avoiding the urban areas concentration of people with the new status of residence ‘category 1 specified skills’ which began this April.…

It’s Your Loss If You Don’t Know About This Voluntary Tax System in Japan

At the mention of taxes, the typical impression is that it’s something which we are legally obligated to pay. However, do you know that there is a voluntary tax system in Japan which calls upon the people to pay taxes on their own initiative and that there have been a significant number of people who…

Is Mass Immigration the Only Way to Save Japan?

Many years ago before I came to Japan, I was taking part in a short-term intensive Japanese study facility to prepare for my coming trip. One of the students ahead of me in the class went a few weeks before my cohort and I. We sent him a letter asking, “What’s Japan like?” In his…

How Does the Government Solve Japan’s Increasing Urban Population?

Japan, as the third-largest economy in the world, is home to many of the huge metropolis people can live in. Aside from its rich heritage and vibrant culture, the country is also famed for having a legendary civic sense of duty. However, its urban population is continuously increasing along with the rest of the world.…

Busting the Myth: Is Japan Actually Expensive or Not?

Before I came to Japan, I had already had a few ideas in my head of what it would be like – super futuristic, crammed full of polite people, a place imbued with culture and history, and… expensive. Well, some of these preconceived ideas have turned out to be true, and others completely false –…

Save Japan’s Economy: Increase the Female Workforce!

Apparently, Japan has been facing an economic downturn since its recession period. Its economy has been spiraling downwards due to many occurring circumstances. One such circumstance is the lack of workers in the country. The workforce is a very important contribution to support the country’s welfare cost and taxes. globochannel.com/ Do you know that Japanese…